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Prevention Research Center, Division of Prevention & Population Sciences, UNM Department of Pediatrics

MSC11 6145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
2703 Frontier Ave NE
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Suite 120

Phone: (505) 272-4462
Fax: (505) 272-3955


The Robert Wood Johnson Center for Health Policy, New Mexico CARES, and the Prevention Research Center Create a Consortium to Foster Collaboration

Recognizing the need to identify common interests and foster collaboration, three successful Centers at the University of New Mexico formed a unique consortium for promoting prevention, research, policy and practice related to increasing the health and well-being of New Mexicans. Faculty and staff from each Center presented examples of their work at a first of its kind summit on 08/13/2015. The results were new ideas, increased interest in collaborative projects, identification of opportunities to share knowledge, skills, and resources while remaining members of their independent centers. There are plans for future events designed to bring the three groups together.

The UNM PRC, as a CDC funded Prevention Research Center, conducts the research and mission it is tasked to do by the CDC grant that supports it. In addition, the Center serves as a home for a variety of other projects and research endeavors that all focus on prevention work with the goal of improving health outcomes for individuals and whole communities. The mission of the UNM PRC is to address the health promotion and disease prevention needs of New Mexican communities through participatory, science-based, health promotion and disease prevention research.

The New Mexico Center for the Advancement of Research Engagement and Science on Health Disparities (NM CARES Health Disparities Center) is a National Institutes of Health and National Institute for Minority Health and Health Disparities funded center at the University of New Mexico. The mission of the NM CARES Health Disparities Center is to create a vigorous, self-sustaining, research center that advances the scientific base of knowledge about interventions and solutions to health disparities in New Mexico with a   focus on Southwestern indigenous Native American and Hispanic communities.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Center for Health Policy is a collaborative project between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of New Mexico. The purpose of the Center is to increase the diversity of those with formal training in the fields of economics, political science and sociology who engage in health services and health policy research. Particularly, the Center seeks to become a nationally recognized locus for health policy research that will support work to inform health policy debates at multiple levels